Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Streaming Talk
Reload this Page >

Max — Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service

Streaming Talk The Place to talk about streaming video and audio
Old 01-01-24, 02:32 PM
DVD Talk Forum Expert How-Tos and Guides
Last edit by: TheBang
Where to find What's New and Leaving each month on MAX:
https://press.wbd.com/us/brands/max/media-releases
Print Wikipost

Max — Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service

Old 05-30-20, 06:03 PM
  #476  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,659
Received 955 Likes on 797 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by Decker
HBO likes to pretend that their original programming started with "Oz". I imagine a lot of stuff wouldn't age well (gratuitous boobs on Dream On, Barry Bonds cameos on Arli$$), but geez, we never even get Tales From the Crypt!
I beg to differ. I still think Larry Sanders is a riot. Dream On would be great nostalgia. They would be perfect in times like these. I know LS is there, but Dream On I think remember got buzz and was widely liked. One of their firsts...
Old 05-30-20, 06:10 PM
  #477  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
mwbmis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 7,004
Received 195 Likes on 157 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by Jay G.
Not to mention that Dream On is likely a licensing nightmare, having to get clearance for all those old film clips. It'd be like the music clearance issues some older shows have on streaming platforms, but worse.
As I recall, from way back when it aired, those clips were all public domain.
Old 05-30-20, 06:50 PM
  #478  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Cellar Door's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,824
Received 1,045 Likes on 641 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by E Unit
I'm waiting for Not Necessarily the News - for those who remember that one.
I had a few of the Sniglets books, once upon a time.
Old 05-30-20, 06:55 PM
  #479  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,659
Received 955 Likes on 797 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Sniglets omg!!!
Old 05-30-20, 07:06 PM
  #480  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 52,811
Received 1,047 Likes on 863 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I would totally watch Dream On but don’t know how well it holds up.

I figure shows like this either have complicated rights or are too old for the service to care about.
Old 05-30-20, 07:13 PM
  #481  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 19,694
Received 655 Likes on 453 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by mwbmis
As I recall, from way back when it aired, those clips were all public domain.
Not all of them. They were all from older films, but I don't think they were all public domain.

AV Club speculated the same thing a while back as the reason it wasn't on HBO Go:
https://tv.avclub.com/it-s-not-tv-an...s-h-1798238242
nly the first two seasons are available on DVD; the sole streaming service that offers Dream On, Hulu, only provides edited episodes of the first three seasons.... Considering all the clips of old TV shows and movies Dream On used, maybe expensive licensing fees are keeping it unavailable.
There's several clips in this youtube snippet. Can anyone identify the movies they're from?


Edit: OK, I found an easy one. At the 2:53 mark on this video, they show the title card for "Hail the Conquering Hero," a 1944 Preston Sturgues film, that's still under copyright.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_the_Conquering_Hero

Last edited by Jay G.; 05-30-20 at 07:18 PM.
Old 05-30-20, 07:16 PM
  #482  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,659
Received 955 Likes on 797 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Can you multiple stream on different devices? Can you share accounts or creds? Is that illegal?
Old 05-30-20, 08:09 PM
  #483  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 45,374
Received 1,039 Likes on 823 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

It's 5 devices / 3 simultaneous streams. I assume it's frowned upon but do as you want.
Old 05-30-20, 08:10 PM
  #484  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 52,811
Received 1,047 Likes on 863 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Oldboy sure loves to share his accounts.
Old 05-30-20, 08:24 PM
  #485  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 7,994
Received 351 Likes on 236 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Can you multiple stream on different devices? Can you share accounts or creds? Is that illegal?
Maybe read the terms of service instead of asking random people on the internet?
Old 05-30-20, 08:43 PM
  #486  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,659
Received 955 Likes on 797 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

No, if it’s not right, I won’t. Sincerely, didn’t know it was. I won’t bc they would have my cable logon and stuff. I’m sure would never do anything about, but still...
Old 05-30-20, 08:44 PM
  #487  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,659
Received 955 Likes on 797 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by RichC2
It's 5 devices / 3 simultaneous streams. I assume it's frowned upon but do as you want.
does it say how to register other devices? Can I do with my account and they would never need my creds?
Old 05-30-20, 09:21 PM
  #488  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 45,374
Received 1,039 Likes on 823 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

You have to sign into the devices to register them, it's automatic - it basically means cached credentials so you don't have to go through the verification process again. Stuff like your cellphone or web browser doesn't count, but your Fire TV or Xbox One would (yes, they know you're using it on a Fire TV). You can view the page in your web browser.





Old 05-30-20, 09:46 PM
  #489  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,659
Received 955 Likes on 797 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

But they have to put my cable credentials in dont they?
Old 05-30-20, 10:02 PM
  #490  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 45,374
Received 1,039 Likes on 823 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Most likely. Some use Access Codes instead but it varies by provider.
Old 05-30-20, 11:44 PM
  #491  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,137
Received 80 Likes on 58 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by OldBoy
But they have to put my cable credentials in dont they?
Yes but they can’t do anything unless they go to your TV provider’s account management site.

And if you are worried about that then why bother sharing something you are not supposed to anyway.
Old 05-30-20, 11:49 PM
  #492  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 49,659
Received 955 Likes on 797 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

That’s why I was asking in first place, can you share or not? If not, I won’t, but if it’s accessible to others, like Netflix, then I’d do it...
Old 05-31-20, 12:10 AM
  #493  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 45,374
Received 1,039 Likes on 823 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Yep you can. Not sure how often you have to relogin, but more info will be out as the platform ages.
Old 05-31-20, 01:22 AM
  #494  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 44,538
Received 2,051 Likes on 1,582 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by OldBoy
No, if it’s not right, I won’t. Sincerely, didn’t know it was. I won’t bc they would have my cable logon and stuff. I’m sure would never do anything about, but still...
Of course it's not right. It's not what's intended by them (to share accounts between multiple households). It's not right with Netflix either. Is that what you're asking, or are you asking if it's easy to do and if they are going to call you out on it?
Old 06-01-20, 11:50 AM
  #495  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 44,538
Received 2,051 Likes on 1,582 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Maybe I missed this last week so apologies in advance if this is old news.

https://www.cnet.com/news/warnermedi...azon-and-roku/

Didn't realize they already have the apps ready once the contracts are greenlit, which is good. So get it done already!
Old 06-01-20, 11:53 AM
  #496  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 79,295
Received 3,729 Likes on 2,677 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

We’re approaching 1 week now. WM and Roku, Amazon need to figure their shit out and not argue about pennies.
Old 06-01-20, 11:57 AM
  #497  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 76,644
Received 6,392 Likes on 4,377 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

I want it to get done as well. I just don't understand how these huge streaming devices can refuse to allow this enormous streaming service on their platform -- especially considering unlike with Apple + , there is already a previous version of the service on the app.
Old 06-01-20, 12:05 PM
  #498  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 44,538
Received 2,051 Likes on 1,582 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Something else I also noticed:
The "Last Chance" movies include some of the movies leaving HBO (not Max) at the end of June. But not all. And the non HBO licensed movies have end dates of July 1. This includes the last Hobbit movie that they just added. Heck, it includes all three Hobbit movies. Also apparently leaving on July 1 but not listed are all the non HBO DC live action movies (all the Batman 89-90s movies, BvS, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, etc.)

You have got to be kidding me.
Old 06-01-20, 12:08 PM
  #499  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 79,295
Received 3,729 Likes on 2,677 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by fujishig
Something else I also noticed:
The "Last Chance" movies include some of the movies leaving HBO (not Max) at the end of June. But not all. And the non HBO licensed movies have end dates of July 1. This includes the last Hobbit movie that they just added. Heck, it includes all three Hobbit movies. Also apparently leaving on July 1 but not listed are all the non HBO DC live action movies (all the Batman 89-90s movies, BvS, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, etc.)

You have got to be kidding me.
I wouldn't worry about those. Sometimes those old movies are stuck in old licensing agreements. But keep in mind, these movies can't stay here in perpetuity. They are licensed for xx period of time.

and if it's not something that you are planning to watch anytime soon, I wouldn't freak out about it. They will eventually settle all that.
Old 06-01-20, 12:31 PM
  #500  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 44,538
Received 2,051 Likes on 1,582 Posts
Re: HBO Max — Warnermedia streaming service launches May 2020

Originally Posted by DJariya
I wouldn't worry about those. Sometimes those old movies are stuck in old licensing agreements. But keep in mind, these movies can't stay here in perpetuity. They are licensed for xx period of time.

and if it's not something that you are planning to watch anytime soon, I wouldn't freak out about it. They will eventually settle all that.
Those are pretty big movies, things that I would expect to be pillars of a WB-centric service, and it's also just what I found by browsing around. The more alarming thing is that the Last Chance section isn't complete. For instance, all the HBO shows that just left in May weren't on there.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.